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Dental Care Tips for Seniors

Posted on 4/26/2021 by SmileCOS Dentistry
Dental care and hygiene are essential for seniors. Good oral health significantly improves your overall quality of life. You can eat the foods you enjoy comfortable and smile with confidence. Seniors with underlying health conditions such as diabetes or heart disease must take care of their teeth and gums to avoid facing certain oral conditions. At SmileCOS Dentistry, Andrew Miller, DDS and Francisco Darquea, DDS can help seniors or their primary caregiver understand how to maintain oral hygiene and prevent different oral conditions from developing. How Age Affects Your Teeth As you get older, you might develop different oral conditions. Fortunately, you can easily identify many of these problems and tackle them timely. The most easily indefinable oral condition is dry mouth. Usually, this occurs because of regular medications or a chronic condition throughout the years. Your dentist can recommend different treatments or medications to restore moisture in your mouth. Another common oral condition is attrition (wear and tear). A lifetime of chewing and grinding increases the risk of cavities due to the continuous wear down of aging teeth. Major oral conditions include gum disease, root decay, and oral cancer. If you or your loved one is feeling discomfort in their teeth, we suggest you visitAndrew Miller, DDS and Francisco Darquea, DDS at SmileCOS Dentistry. Dental Care Tips for Seniors Just because seniors are more prone to oral health problems doesn't mean they have to experience them. To keep your aging teeth in shape, you must brush and floss every day for two minutes at least. Use an antibacterial mouthwash to reduce plaque buildup. Switch to fluoride toothpaste to reduce cavity risk. If you have a sweet tooth, now is the time to cut down on candy and soda. Lastly, maintain regular dental visits to stay ahead of potential dental problems. At SmileCOS Dentistry, Andrew Miller, DDS or Francisco Darquea, DDS can help seniors maintain their oral health in a comfortable and painless way. To schedule an appointment with us, call us at (719) 394-3304 today....
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